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Editor's Picks - Feb. 9-15, 2014
Date: 2/17/2014 Album ID: 1767526
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Work by the Valley News photography staff published Feb. 9-15, 2014.
Rob Belley of Marshfield, Mass., tries to start a fire without matches, one of the challenges during the second day of the Peak Winter Death Race on February 1, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)
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Vermont State Trooper Mark Harvey, of Norwich, Vt., says goodbye to his chihuahuas Bella and Luigi after loading his truck full of supplies for the Peak Winter Death Race on January 31, 2014. Harvey packed roughly 50,000 calories of food for the days-long extreme obstacle race, along with his full ruck and a 70-pound sandbag required by race officials. (Valley News - Will Parson)
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(Valley News - Will Parson)
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At the front of the pack, Lebanon's Kenny Weitzman of Lebanon, left, sprints neck-and-neck with Hanover's Tucker Cadow during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet at Plainfield Elementary in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap
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Van Bennett, walks outside to have a cigarette at his home in Bethel, Vt. Bennett has recently self-published a book about living with schizophrenia. Valley News- Jennifer Hauck
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Vermont Castings combustion engineer Doug Fongeallaz feeds the fire in the company's testing lab at the Bethel plant, Wednesday, February 12, 2014. In preparation for new testing standards, Fongeallaz is using cord wood to test one of the manufacturer's most efficient wood stoves instead of the Douglas fir crib wood currently used in all EPA efficiency testing. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Craig W. Conkey speaks to the judge in Grafton Superior Court in North Haverhill, N.H., on Feb. 14, 2014. Conkey pleaded guilty to first degree murder in the stabbing death of Theresa Reed in 1991. Beside him is his attorney James Brooks.  Valley News - Jennifer Hauck
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David Ellison, of Groton, Vt., taps a maple in the sugarbush of Mike Emerson in Topsham, Vt. Monday, February 3, 2014. A new method of collecting maple sap developed by the University of Vermont would have maple producers cutting the tops off maple trees between three and 11.5 inches in diameter to draw sap up from the roots.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Hanover coach Tom Dodds uses his homemade trackulator to straighten the grooves on the 32-meter ski jump at Oak Hill Ski Area in Hanover, N.H., on February 14, 2014. Dodds said that volunteers spent three hours the previous day clearing six inches of snow from the jump, and then cleared another eight inches that morning in preparation for the NHIAA ski jumping championships to be held the next day. (Valley News - Will Parson)
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While standing in the ice shanty, Chopper keeps an eye out while Bob Therrien, of Lebanon, N.H., fishes and Bill Tibbits, of Plainfield, N.H., sits during a sunny day ice fishing with friends on Mascoma Lake in Enfield, N.H., on Feb. 6, 2014.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck
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Alice Paglia checks for damage on wood cook stove while cleaning up Monday, February 10, 2014 after a fire destroyed her childhood home Saturday, February 8. A family friend was living in the house, but was not home when the fire occured. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Ben Miller of Timber Tender in Woodstock clears away a large branch off Pleasant Street in Woodstock, Vt., on Feb. 10, 2014. Miller and the rest of the Timber Tender crew have been trimming low branches around street-side trees in Woodstock for the last several days to prevent collisions between plow equipment and branches. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap
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On Feb. 12, 2014, Dolly Bickel, left and Ann Bressett smile at one another during a poker game. They are residents of Harvest Hill in Lebanon, N.H. an independent- and assisted-living retirement community run by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. Also playing with them is Lois Clarke, right. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck
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Hanover's Cathleen Beliveau scores two points as Lebanon's Vanessa Fleury defends during Lebanon at Hanover girls basketball in Hanover, N.H., on February 12, 2014. Hanover won, 40-39. (Valley News - Will Parson)
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Amy Emerson of Newbury, Vt., found her German Shepherd Kane caught in a trap and shot in the head on the land of her neighbor Richard Martin Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Kane did not return home after leaving Emerson's land with her daughter's dog Koda on Monday night. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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A horse at Brookside Farm in Wilder, Vt., does not seem to mind the snow on Feb. 13, 2014. Valley News - Jennifer Hauck
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A printout of Informulary's database information related to the uses of the prescription drug Abilify stretches below Lisa Schwartz's desk at Dartmouth Regional Technology Center in Lebanon, N.H., on February 6, 2014. Several similar printouts cover a table nearby. (Valley News - Will Parson)
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Ed Grinley, the Chairman of the Grafton Budget Committee, laughs as Grafton residents argue with each other over whether the meetin should be postponed during the Grafton deliberative session at the Grafton Fire Department in Grafton, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014. This meeting gets more entertaining every year, Grinley said about the session, which can go for ten hours or more every year.
Valley News - Sarah Priestap
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